Objective tests to determine dancing ability

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 18993 · 23 Oct 1999 20:39:31 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, M Sheffield wrote:

> Reading your messages late at night after returning from my Friday
> beginners' class ...
>
> Last week, we guided a whole bunch of new people through "St Andrews Fair"
> (perfect beginners' dance, imho, and I like Ron Gonella's recording of it).
> This evening I walked one new person through, then asked who else would
> like to walk as first couple (expecting we 'd have to walk at least 4
> times, if not more), and no-one wanted to ! ! !
> On your own heads be it, thought I, as I put on the music -- and both sets
> were almost perfect.
> I haven't recovered yet.
> If they have confidence in themselves, they'll get it right, and,
> apparently, seeing the figures walked through once was enough to give them
> that confidence.
> And on the strength of that succesful piece of dancing, we went on to have
> a whole evening of reasonably well-done dances, so much so, that I had
> difficulty persuading them to go home at the end of the prescribed two
> hours ! "More," they said. "Let's do some more."
> I'm not sure I'm going to survive this year.

Congratulations on having an ideal class. Hope they stay with you for
some time.

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Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
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